This is the weekly 8-10 sentence blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m glad I can be sharing in the Sunday Snippet magic. I hope spring has arrived early in your parts.
I’m continuing from my YA WIP, Love Conquers. Full blurb can be found by clicking the Love Conquers page on my blog.
This snippet takes place in a flashback where heroine, Melissa, recalls the day after her boyfriend dumped her. She has been in bed all day and is grief-stricken and her sister tries to cheer her up. This snippet continues from last week where Ashley suggests going to a yoga class. Melissa prefers walking barefoot over fiery hot coals. Let’s see what Ashley has to say about that. Creative punctuation has been used to meet the 10-sentence limit.
“And, like, severely burn the bottoms of your feet and be in a wheelchair for the rest of your life?”
I grunt and turn away from her.
“Mel, you can’t, like, stay in bed forever.”
“I gave him everything, my heart, my soul. I lost the only guy who ever loved me, I, like, have nobody now.”
Ashley cups my chin, turning my head so that I’m looking at her, gazing at me with eyes full of sadness and concern. “That’s so not true, you, like, got your friends, Dad, and most importantly, you have me. I might, like, annoy the shit outta you sometimes, but you’ll always have me. And FYI, he lost you.”
She kisses my forehead, and I collapse in her t-shirt, pooling it with a fresh batch of tears.
As much of a P.I.T.A. Ashley can be, she really is an awesome sister. I think she’s got a point about walking over hot coals, too! Your thoughts and feedback are most welcome and appreciated!
Happy Easter to all as well! I’ll be absent next weekend as I’m travelling to Budapest and Zagreb for my Easter holiday break!
Until next time!